Zach’s 25th Birthday

Friday was Zach’s 25th Birthday! I really wanted to make the day a special one, and I think I was successful 😉

Here’s the old man with all his presents!

Mom got him 2 really cool shirts that he loves and a cool hat too! This would make an awesome profile picture for him if he had a facebook! So good!

Since we’ve been dieting and we’re hurting for money I thought I’d get a smaller cake this year…we pigged out on it too and had a “cheat weekend” haha

Reading the card Kye got Daddy!

Helping open presents..good practice for Christmas!

From Kye (it went with the golf themed birthday)

Every year Zach and I have a budget for how much we’re allowed to spend on each other at each holiday. And each holiday we go WAY over. My last birthday Zach more than doubled the budget…it was awesome but we just can’t afford to keep doing that. This year for his birthday I am so proud of myself b/c I stuck to the budget exactly (well I don’t count the cost of tax or shipping haha) and it actually made it kinda more fun because it was a good challenge!

I went with golf as the theme and hooked Zach up with some custom designed golf shoes (with his initials on them), a certificate good towards golf at a local country club, and a bunch of VSU golf stuff to match his shoes and bag. I had other people in on it to and Mom got him a red golf shirt, Ash got him a VSU golf shirt, and his parents got him a new golf club! He was so so so excited 🙂

Since we were leaving for Panama City that afternoon we spent the morning together as a family at the park, then opened gifts, then went to lunch. I let Zach pick the place and we went to Smokin’ Pig. It’s literally 2 seconds up the road from us but we don’t go there very often because I’m not a huge bbq person so it was a good place to go for Zach for his birthday!

When we got there they didn’t have the typical kind of high chair that you can put the car seat in so we decided to try Kye sitting in the high chair on his own. He LOVED it! I couldn’t get him to look at the camera because he enjoyed looking around the restaurant so much! He sat there and behaved beautifully the entire time we ate. He’s growing up so fast!

It got close to his naptime and I think the excitment of being out and about wore him out. I held him while we paid the bill and he fell asleep in my hand! Precious!

I’m so glad that Zach had such an awesome birthday! 25 is a BIG deal and it was a birthday he will always remember with happy memories. In honor of his quarter-of-a-century-year I made a facebook album filled with pictures from his childhood up until now. You don’t have to be a member of Facebook to enjoy the pictures…here’s a link to the album:



  1. Danielle
    August 13, 2009 / 3:11 pm

    I really liked looking at the FB pictures. I don't personally know Zach but it was interesting to see if Kye looked like him or maybe a glimpse into what Kye will look like in the future.

  2. Crissy Megow
    August 14, 2009 / 8:02 pm

    Okay two things…1) You are such a "skinny Minnie" now (you go girl!!) and 2) in the picture of Z with his presents at first glance it looks like Z's nails are painted black but it is just the shadow on the wall of his fingers, pretty funny =)

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